Deception (1946) is a film noir released by Warner Brothers, and directed by Irving Rapper. The film is based on the play Monsieur Lamberthier by Louis Verneuil. The screenplay was written by John Collier and Joseph Than.
It stars Bette Davis, Paul Henreid., and Claude Rains who had also appeared together in the highly successful Now, Voyager (1942).
Christine Radcliffe (Bette Davis) runs up the stairs of a college concert hall in the rain. The hall is filled with rapt students, and her eyes fill with tears as she recognizes the cellist on stage: Karel Novak (Paul Henreid) who spent the war trapped in neutral Sweden. After the performance, Novak is mobbed by well-wishers, and a student reporter questions him about his favorite composers. Novak lists some famous ones, then adds, "And, of course, Hollenius."
Novak returns to his dressing room, Christine enters and their eyes meet in his mirror. The couple embraces while Christine cries, “I thought you were dead. I saw them kill you.”...